A little closer to home we come to a roadside workshop that specialises in creating enormous statues of elephants.
Here, Ben is watching with considerable interest as 3 artists are covering the wire frame of a mythical three-headed elephant with its first layer of concrete.
The owner of this workshop told us the price of a full-size, one-headed elephant is about US$3,000, plus delivery. She also told us an interesting, and ultimately funny, story about a wealthy Swiss Man air-freighting a statue home but not taking sufficient care about the packing and handling, and so landing with an expensive pile of rubble!
Thai artists are very skilled with concrete.
|exposure mode||full manual|